Tag Archives: Mariano Rivera

Baseball Tonight Podcast Tags: 18/2/2013

Mike Trout on weight issues not a big concern
Pablo Sandoval will require early conditioning for the new season to reduce weight
Nick Franklin has put on 34lbs over the winter according to reports
Oakland “productive” 25 man roster
Walt Weiss on rebuilding the Rockies
Matt Garza breaks down in 20 pitch stint
Alfredo Aceves not applying himself at the Red Sox camp
Johan Santana throws for the first time to establish trade value
Another document links Ryan Braun to PED’s
Derek Jeter states he’s fit and ready for the new season
Mariano Rivera expected to retire after 2013

Baseball Tonight Podcast Tags: 14/2/2013

Mariano Rivera’s future and a look back at career
Angels prospects for the season
Dodgers optimistic for the season
Rangers conundrum over who plays (Kinsler/Profar)
Braves Jayson Heyward taking greater leadership in locker room
B.J and Justin Upton looking forward to playing together
Brian McCann on recovery from shoulder surgery
Felix Hernandez signs $175M deal with Seattle
Mike Rizzo says that the Nationals are still looking for quality pitchers
No decision yet on Roy Halladay’s return to the Phillies
Dusty Baker unhappy with Johnny Cueto’s involvement with the WBC
Robin Ventura passed on contract extension
Rangers management tell Derek Holland to tone down his behaviour

Baseball Tonight Podcast Tags 12/2/2013

Stephen Strasburg freed from pitching restrictions with the Nationals
Michael Bourn signs with the Indians
New York Yankees offensive predictions for the season
Mariano Rivera rehab
Derek Jeter fitness progress
Felix Hernandez contract negotiation
Ryan Madsen still out due to surgery
Chris Carpenter hopeful of 2013 return
Shin Soo Choo settles arbitration case with the Reds
Dexter Fowler agrees a 2 year deal with the Rockies
Miguel Montero states communication problems with Trevor Bauer which may have led to his trade

Looking Beyond The Headlines After Yankees Beat Detroit

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As the Yankees continue to hang on to play off hopes by a thread, their exciting walk off win against the Tigers tonight 5 – 4 offered up more intrigue beyond the obvious excitement of the final score against one of their fiercest rivals.

Mariano Rivera gave up an unprecedented third blown save, and although coach Joe Girardi and fans may be inwardly concerned, one can’t see any possibility that there would be a change of closer during the regular season, unless he continues to struggle and it comes down to the wire. The possibility of play off baseball weighs far higher than sentiment.

After a mixed reception from Yankees fans on his return, Alex Rodriguez turned boo’s into cheers as he hit a home run and drove in two runs. Who says baseball fans are fickle? Maybe they see A-Rod’s inclusion in the team whilst he appeals the suspension by MLB’s drug enforcement agency as a vital cog in any possibility of play off baseball.

Not only was Brett Gardner’s first ever walk off home run a complete surprise, but did anyone notice who he passed his helmet to before the inevitable home plate celebrations…..? A-Rod ! If anyone told me the 3rd baseman had lost support from the locker room then Gardner’s small gesture of inclusion said more than any words could express.